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01 Mar 2024

Our Audit teams are looking for talented graduates to join our 3-year Apprenticeship Training programme which we’re running in Chichester.

You will study for a professional qualification:

Audit– ACA

Our 2024 Graduate Training Programme is due to start at the end of August 2024, however earlier start dates are possible depending on the department/location.

Our training programme

This program presents a remarkable opportunity to acquire invaluable hands-on experience within a professional practice environment, immersing yourself in the day-to-day operations of a leading accountancy firm serving a diverse clientele.

Your professional training will be conducted in collaboration with a prominent training provider, involving block release periods for attending courses with exams spread over the three-year duration. It’s essential to be ready to dedicate personal study time to ensure optimal comprehension of the material and success in the exams.

In addition to your formal studies, you’ll learn through practical experience, applying your newly acquired skills by working alongside colleagues and engaging with clients right from the inception of your career with us.

Throughout your training, we provide continuous support through regular reviews and feedback, coupled with professional and financial assistance, ensuring a fulfilling and challenging career path that enables you to realize your full potential.

We take pride in cultivating talent, and our apprenticeship program serves as an excellent initial step for aspiring professionals. Many of our partners at Kreston Reeves began their journey through our apprenticeship program, progressing within the organization. We value and actively promote these success stories, fostering a culture that encourages and supports professional development within our firm.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for graduates who meet the following criteria:
  • 2:1 degree minimum (obtained or predicted) – any discipline considered, however preference will be given to those with a relevant degree
  • Good A levels, or equivalent (A*– C)
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) grade 5– 9 (grade C and above)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident and passionate
  • Excellent work ethic, driven and highly motivated
  • Effective time and task management skills

What we can offer

By joining us you can expect:
  • To drive your career forward – your development is in your hands, and we’ll guide you all along the way
  • Opportunities to develop a varied portfolio of work with different clients
  • Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
  • A genuinely supportive and collaborative environment
  • A culture of learning in a stimulating environment

Financial Wellbeing – £25,000 starting salary (for Kent and Sussex roles), which increases as you progress through the training programme and pass exams; contributory pension scheme; life assurance; Westfield Health cash plan; and income protection.

Leave – 20.5 days’ annual leave, and opportunity to buy up to 5 days’ holiday.

Retail – restaurant cards, discount shopping, Fabyouless.

Mental Wellbeing – employee assistance programme and counselling.

Physical Wellbeing – Vitality PMI/Westfield hospital treatment insurance; critical Illness insurance; BMI health assessment; GymFlex and annual flu jab.

CSR – 1 extra day off for volunteering; give as you earn; opportunities to support our commitment to charitable causes.

Travel – cycle to work scheme; travel insurance; interest-free season ticket loan (London only); interest-free car/or motorbike loan.

Recognition – monthly nominations for financial awards based on our values; fair and transparent meritocracy.

Development – continuous support and development with clearly-mapped progression routes; access to internal and external training courses; paid professional subscriptions.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – inclusive work environment; family-friendly policies; childcare vouchers.

Finally, one of our colleagues described our firm as being ‘big enough to be interesting and small enough that you are important!’  We have so much to offer you, join us and kick-start your career!

Kreston Reeves is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse, fair and inclusive culture. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for our roles and equal consideration will be given to every application.

About Kreston Reeves

With 200 years of history, we are an award-winning professional services firm with offices in London, Kent and Sussex. We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services, tailored to our clients’ needs.

We guide our clients, colleagues and communities to a brighter future.  We help businesses, not for profit organisations, individuals and families with more than just accountancy, business and wealth advice.

Our dedication to providing a personal service is what sets us apart – we get to know you, understand your goals, support and advise you on your journey to help you realise your ambitions.

We’re proud to be B Corp™ certified, demonstrating our commitment to our environmental, social and governance programme which is central to our purpose and vision.  We actively encourage all our colleagues to give back to their local communities whenever they can.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Chichester
  • Salary: £25,000 starting salary
  • Start Date: August 2024
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